Residents will rally against the planned rezoning of Glebe Paddock in East Maitland at a public meeting next week.
Developers have lodged a planning proposal with Maitland City Council to put 40 residential lots at the Wallis Street site.
Glebe Heritage Preservation Group has opposed plans to rezone the land from rural to residential to allow the lots to be developed.
In a submission to council, obtained by the Mercury, the group stated rezoning the land would threaten the flora, fauna, culture and heritage of the site.
The submission urged council to preserve Glebe Paddock because it was next to the historic Glebe Burial Ground and provides a visual link from the burial ground and other significant buildings to the East Maitland township.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 28, 2014.